Yusuke Kuwayama is a Fellow at Resources for the Future. His research focuses on the economics of environmental regulation, with an emphasis on water resources and ecosystems. His previous work includes analysis of agricultural groundwater use and surface water pollution from agricultural activities, the water resource impacts of unconventional fossil fuel development, and the interactions between water resource use and ecosystem service function. Kuwayama’s research often integrates economic analysis with physical modeling of water resources and draws on methods from numerical optimization and economic dynamics. He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics and M.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois as well as an A.B. in Economics from Amherst College.